Cougars Claim M&O Conference Crown

Coleman Runs the
Table With M&O
Tourney Victory

A first-inning home run from Logan Kurth got the Coleman Cougars going in a 10-1 win over Crivitz in Friday’s M&O Conference Tournament Championship.
Crivitz took a 1-0 advantage in the first inning after leadoff man Tegan Werner reached on an error and scored off a Seth Sellen double, but the Cougars responded right away.
Coleman leadoff hitter Will Bieber singled to start the bottom of the first. Two batters later, he was trotting around the bases with Kurth right behind him.
Cougars coach Kent Casper said you never know how a team will respond playing an opponent for the third time, crediting Kurth’s home run with “energizing” the Coleman lineup.
“We had to get going a little bit and we did with the home run in the first,” Casper said. “After that, they decided it was time to go again, and they did. They played well, so I’m happy with how we finished it off.”
Coleman scored three more runs in the third inning and four in the fourth, then added an insurance run in the sixth.
Bieber was 2-3 with two runs and an RBI and Owen Kinziger was 2-3 with a run and an RBI. Joey Olsen was 1-3 with an RBI and two runs and Kurth was 2-3 with a run and three RBIs. Micah Kuchta scored twice.
It was an all-around disappointing night for Crivitz, as the Wolverines made four errors and had only three hits in the game. Sean Christiansen took the loss, allowing five earned runs in four innings.
Crivitz coach Jeff Dorschner said the Cougars made Christiansen and the rest of the team pay for any mistakes made.
“We didn’t pitch it well, we didn’t hit it well, we didn’t run the bases very well, we didn’t play defense very well, and they’re going to make you pay for it,” Dorschner said. “In 15 years playing this team and this program, if you make a mistake, they’re going to make you pay for it every single time.”
Kurth got the win, allowing one unearned run over five innings of work. Brady Dufeck closed things out with two perfect innings.
“Pitching was where we needed it to be,” Casper said. “I was happy the last couple innings with young Brady coming in, finishing things off, and throwing strikes. That’s what you’re looking for, so that was nice.”

Blue Devils Take
Two From Vikings

Back-to-back home runs by Kyle Bowman and Conner Christensen punctuated a 3-0 Oconto win over Gibraltar on Friday.
The Blue Devil pair slugged home runs in the sixth inning to give their team a little breathing room in what was otherwise a pitcher’s duel.
Christensen got the win, striking out 14 Vikings in a two-hit shutout.
Game two wasn’t nearly as close, with Oconto getting a 10-2 win. Riley Susa pitched a four-hit complete game, striking out six batters.
Bowman hit a three-run home run, driving in four runs on two hits, and Cooper Campshure scored three times from three hits.
With the wins, Oconto moved to 15-5 on the year.
Cooper Campshure led Oconto to a 7-1 win over Menominee on Thursday with a complete performance in the box and on the mound.
At the dish, he had two hits and three RBIs. On the hill, he threw five shutout innings.

Blue Devils Beat
Panthers in Oconto
County Rivalry Game

After going down 2-0 early to Oconto Falls, the Oconto Blue Devils scored six runs between the second and third innings to beat the Panthers 6-3 on Monday.
Oconto Falls’ Cole Bozile and Hunter Bozile both walked and scored in the first before the Blue Devil offense got hot.
Bryton Fuller had two hits, including one that kept a second-inning rally going. He would score a run and walk in the game.
Cooper Campshure started and pitched most of the game for Oconto before giving way to Alex Fuller for the seventh-inning save.
“We started the game a little slow. Talking to our pitcher, we’ve got to start throwing strikes earlier in the game,” Oconto coach Tom Armstrong said. “Then he kind of figured it out after that and we were in pretty good shape. Our defense has gotten better as the season has gone on. Our outfield is good.”
Kyle Bowman tripled and scored in the third.
“We’ve been playing better,” Armstrong said. “I think we’ve won like nine in a row, but there’s always room for improvement. It’s high school baseball.”
Oconto’s next chance for improvement will come in the playoff opener against Weyauwega-Fremont on Thursday. The Blue Devils are a No. 7 seed and W-F is seeded 10th. The winner faces No. 2 Shiocton on the road Tuesday.

Bulldogs Whip
Wildcats in Non-
Conference Game

Peshtigo beat Lena 19-6 on Tuesday to end the regular season on a high note.
Peshtigo struck out in order in the first inning, then earned just a two-out walk in the second. In the third inning, nine-hitter Landon Beyer got the team’s first hit with one out and things started to pick up. Beyer scored on a Bryce Heroux single and two runners scored on a Carson Paris double one batter later.
In the fourth, the Bulldogs would score seven runs to take a 9-4 advantage, with nine more runs coming in the fifth.
“Our bats were asleep for the first two innings, but momentum shifted with Landon Beyer getting our first hit in the nine spot,” Peshtigo coach Trevor Bloch said. “From there, the other guys followed with patient, good approaches at the plate, leading to a victory to end the regular season.”
Trevor Marquardt was 2-3 with three runs scored and Heroux was 2-3 with three runs and three RBIs. Caleb Klimek went 2-2 with two runs and two RBIs. Eli Nystrom and Paris each had three RBIs, with Paris scoring twice and Nystrom once.
Ethan Lacomb got the win for pitching a scoreless fourth inning. Dyllan Young started the game, allowing four runs (two earned) in three innings.
For Lena, Tyler Shallow walked twice and scored twice and Josh Kristof tripled and scored twice.
Peshtigo is a Division 3 No. 11 seed and visits No. 6 Crivitz on Tuesday. The winner gets either No. 3 Amherst or No. 14 Menominee Indian on Tuesday.
Lena is a No. 10 seed in D4, hosting Wild Rose at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The winner of that one visits No. 2 Pacelli on Tuesday at 4:30.

Cougars Shutout
Vikings in Non-
Conference Action

Coleman continued to cruise through its regular season schedule with an 8-0 win over Gibraltar on Monday.
The Cougars tallied 15 hits in the game to go with three walks. Five players had multi-hit games.
Will Bieber was 3-4 with two runs, an RBI, a walk, and a double, Logan Kurth was 2-3 with a walk, run, and two RBIs, and Tyler Rennie was 2-4 with a run and two RBIs. Brady Dufeck and Trent Mongin had two hits each.
Ray Lemieux scored twice with one RBI and pitched three no-hit innings to start the game, striking out four. Dufeck got the final 12 outs, allowing three hits and striking out one.

Marines Drop Contest
to Mustangs in
NEC Finals

Charlie Vandenburgt spun a gem as the Little Chute Mustangs beat Marinette 9-0 on Thursday for the second time in three days.
Vandenburgt struck out 10 batters and allowed only two hits over the course of six innings. He walked four.
Cooper Smith, Sam Sommerfeldt, and Ayden Anderson each had one hit for the Marines.
Despite none of his three runs being earned in three innings of work, Justin Kruse took the loss. He allowed three hits and walked two.
Marinette also fell 13-0 to Little Chute on Tuesday.

Marines Fall to
Spartans in  Non-
Conference Matchup

Oshkosh North put in a good all-around performance to beat the Marinette Marines 7-1 on Monday.
Oshkosh North pitchers struck out 10 batters, allowing three hits and one walk to score just one. Shaun Gavin pitched six of the seven frames and struck out nine hitters.
Cooper Smith was 2-3 with a run for the Marines, scoring on an Ethan Doubek double in the fifth inning. The pair had all three Marinette hits.
Six different Marine pitchers threw one inning apiece in the game.

Wolverines Drop
Game With High
Powered Hawks

Crivitz faced a tough Xavier team Monday in a tune-up for playoff action, falling 17-0.
The Hawks are a No. 3 seed in Division 2, while Crivitz is a No. 6 in D3. The Wolverines face No. 11 Peshtigo at home on Thursday.
Tegan Werner was 2-3 for the Wolverines. Logan Marvin and Brady Tadisch each had one hit.
The Hawks brought in 17 runs on 10 hits and five walks. Parker Bleck was 2-3 with a home run, two runs, and two RBIs.

Coleman Falls to NEC
Power Denmark

Coleman’s perfect regular season was spoiled in its season finale Tuesday with an 11-0 loss to back-to-back state champions Denmark.
Denmark’s Ethan Ovsak did the bulk of the pitching, allowing just one hit and two walks in five innings. He also had two hits, two runs scored, and two RBIs.
Ray Lemieux and Tyler Rennie each had a hit for the Cougars.
Denmark is a No. 1 seed in Division 2 and Coleman is a D3 No. 1 seed. The Cougars are off in round one, awaiting either No. 9 Crandon or No. 8 Auburndale for a home game Tuesday.

Storm Sweep Bulldogs
in Double Header

Peshtigo was beaten twice by Kewaunee on Friday, 14-0 and 7-1.
The first game ended in five innings, 15-0, with the Storm scoring one run in each of the first two innings, then four in the third and eight in the fourth.
The Bulldogs had just four hits in the game.
“One positive note, we didn’t walk a lot of guys. Kewaunee just hit the ball incredibly well,” Peshtigo coach Trevor Bloch said.
Game two saw Peshtigo pick up five hits, with two from Bryce Heroux, as well as an RBI to score Trevor Marquardt in the third.
“We struggled to take advantage of runners on base but again Kewaunee hit the ball very well,” Bloch said.


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